THAMES CENTRE SERVICE DOGS

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We currently have service dogs available! 

TRAINING STANDARDS


 

Since June of 2015  The Ministry of Veterans Affairs and Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB) had been in development of a national service dog standard. We were proud to be a member of the Canadian Standards Council involved in this endeavour and are dissappointed that it has ended.

At this time we will follow British Columbia certification standards and will continue to pursue legal certification standards in Ontario.

Our training standards are amongst the most intense in Canada, as our reputation is based upon our dogs being dependable and well trained.  Our dogs must complete basic and advanced obedience, desensitization, task and  public access before we will allow them to attempt certification. We regularily introduce our dogs to other livestock to ensure they have no prey drive and can ignore other animals.  We also have developed a mandatory school certification program for all our dogs attending any elementary institution.  

Finally, we do NOT use or believe in harsh training methods or train cookie cutter dogs.  All our clients are individuals with vastly different needs, thus our service dogs are trained according to each individuals needs. This means one on one training which is more time consuming that other organizations, but also means better trained dogs.  This is why we have limited openings each year and often have a waiting list.

 

 


 OUR TRAINING BARN IS DEDICATED IN MEMORIUM TO KENNETH BAKER AND ELTON GUNNING.